All you need are tools and the SSD! You can either restore a whole back up, which includes macOS or you can migrate using the Time Machine after installing a new macOS. Remove your old hard drive, and install SSD. We provide detailed printed instructions when you order an SSD, just include your Macbook Pro model in the notes at checkout.
If you have a wifi time capsule make sure it is turned on. As the drive is shipped to you unformatted, you need to initialise the SSD to get it ready for the transfer of data. Click apply and this will format the SSD. After formatting the drive, close Disk Utility and open restore from Time Machine. Choose the latest, and the Mac will ask if you want to restore back up?
Time Machine will now start restoring onto the new SSD. Read the Apple guide on Time Machine backups. These are instructions for to non-Retina Macbook Pro and Macbooks. Cloning allows you to make an exact copy of current hard drive to the new the SSD. The benefit is software does not have to be reinstalled. The process is largely automatic and the cloning takes hours depending on the size of your drive. Download and Install Carbon Copy Cloner software 30 day free trial software link is below in the green box.
As the drive is shipped to you unformatted, you need to initialise the SSD to get it ready for the cloning by initialising the SSD. Clone your hard drive using Carbon Copy Cloner. When cloning is complete, power off your Mac and replace the hard drive with the newly cloned SSD. We ship detailed printed instructions with your SSD order. Cloning is an excellent way to quickly copy your current drive onto a new SSD. The fastest and easiest upgrade is cloning with the Jetdrive SSD and Thunderbolt 2 external case.
We have seen transfer rates of up to 1. That is a gb transfer in 50 minutes. These cases are awesome: fast, portable, sleek. If you were James Bond, this is the device you would need to transfer data from the bad dude's computer and casually rejoin the party in your tuxedo like nothing happened.
This cloning method we recommend using Carbon Copy Cloner software. It is not free but there is a fully functional 30 day trial software available. Sierra, El Capitan and below use Extended Journal. Plug Envoy into USB. The Mac will build the OS Utilities page.
Must be initialised as APFS format. In the left hand window pane of Disk Utilities select the new Aura X2. Click on Restore button on top menu. Kit includes SSD, printed instructions, and tools. This is one of our most recommended cloning methods, and the one OWC Macsales recommends.
Although there are lots of ways to get the data back onto a new SSD, this is still one of the most popular methods. This clone method relies on third party cloning software. We recommend SuperDuper! The advantage of this method is third party cloning software has more features, and are better to use if the original drive is corrupted or giving you a lot of errors.
Download and Install on your current drive the cloning software you will use links are below in the green box. We ship detailed printed instructions with your SSD. All the tools you need are included. Install the Apple SSD into the external case. Plug external case into Macbook Pro and restart your Mac holding down the Option key.
Your original drive should appear on screen, click on it to boot off that drive. Clone your original SSD using software. Sometimes a Mac needs a fresh start. Apple makes it easy to reinstall macOS. More detailed info is in our How to install macOS section. This method takes a little bit of planning.
See How to install a macOS for detailed information. There are many options when starting fresh. You can install the current version of macOS or a later version that is more compatible with your apps and programs. You do not have to connect to another Mac, you can connect to a Time Machine or external startup disk to transfer files! If you want advice or check with an expert, please call, chat or email. These SSD drives are a standard 2. Proprietary here means an industry standard M.
If you are looking for the SSD by itself please contact Upgradeable for a quote. The SSD, as in the previous model, is a proprietary M. An industry standard M. If you are looking for the SSD blade go to your your model page or contact Upgradeable for a quote. Not everyone wants to do their own installation. We offer an installation service at our Sydney Pymble office.
An Apple qualified technician does all our hardware and software work. We match SSD warranty, so our labour warranty is also 5 years. This means if you have to claim your SSD warranty, we will not charge a second installation fee! How can I get my new SSD installed? Below we have a full range of SSD drives with installation included.
Just choose the size you want, there are no hidden extras. The price you see is the price you pay. These are the kits or parts you need for a successful installation of your SSD. Add to your cart what you need with the SSD you have chosen. When checking out, don't forget to tell us in the customer notes which Macbook or Macbook pro you have, and we will include full printed instructions.
Apple includes an awesome app called Migration Assistant that we have used to help customers start over with a fresh macOS but keep all their data and applications. Apple allows a lot of different installation and migration options. We will discuss the main ones here, but if this does not answer your migration question, please contact us for more specific information about the upgrade you are planning. What is Migration Assistant Migration Assistant allows you to transfer applications, settings and data from another Mac.
A mac can boot from an external drive, for example, if you put your old hard drive into an external enclosure, you can boot from it, and run that hard drive and it would be exactly the same as your old mac If you just want a new macOS, start fresh with no legacy upgrade data, then you can use Migration Assistant to reinstall all your data and apps, and you will have the benefit of a new macOS with all the apps and data from your old drive.
How to use Migration Assistant After you have installed the new macOS, the system starts and asks for generic information: country, keyboard type etc. The next part of the installation setup is Migration Assistant. If you have installed a new SSD, you can use either your old hard drive in an external enclosure or a Time Machine back up as a source for Migration Assistant.
The example in the image below, a Time Machine disk is connected and to be used Select the machine you want to restore from in Time Machine Then select the type of data you want to migrate That is it! You should have a new macOS with all your applications and data restored back on the system.
If you are migrating to an old version of OSX such as Lion, then you need to use another method. This method is not recommended if the macOS are too far apart in release. It is ok if you are moving from Sierra to High Sierra. But if your computer is on Lion, your application and core system files will not be compatible with High Sierra or Mojave. Time Machine has many features that can make your life easier when upgrading to an SSD.
You should be backing up on a regular basis and Time Machine is Apple's built in back up software that is easy to use. To create backups with Time Machine, all you need is an external storage device. After you connect the device and select it as your backup disk, Time Machine automatically makes hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month and weekly backups for all previous months.
The oldest backups are deleted when your backup disk is full. If you connect a new external drive to your mac you should see this window pop on the screen. If you dont get the pop up you can go to Time Machine app and select disk or add Disk. The software will set up automated back ups. If you periodically connect the Time Machine, if it does not automatically start you can start a backup manually, choose Back Up Now from the Time Machine.
If your Time Machine is backing up your whole drive, yes the macOS is backed up. You have a complete back up of your Mac. You do not have to download macOS to use your Time Machine. It is not totally understood what is happening, but it is not uncommon for Time Machine to get additional files from the Apple website before restoring a Time Machine back up.
Usually these files are to do with the recovery partition on the Time Machine or the Disk Utilities page. No judgement here, but here is a way to fix all that. We call it the Double Clone. The Double Clone Instead of ordering a clone cable or an external clone case, you buy an external drive. A 1tb or 2tb drive is a good size, the major brands are Toshiba, Seagate, Verbatim or Western Digital. You dont need the SSD version, just a standard external drive.
Format the external drive. Use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your Mac onto the new drive. Install the new SSD. Restart the Mac holding down the Option key. Select the new cloned external drive. You are now running your Mac off the external drive. When the clone if finished, shut down the Mac, remove the external clone and restart the Mac.
Open Time Machine, plug in the external drive, i f you don't get the pop up window asking to turn teh drive into a Time Machine, then select disk or add Disk and start a new Time Machine. Please note it will erase all the clone data, be sure your new SSD is working as expected before erasing the clone. Rebooting off Time Machine Time Machine does not have a recovery partition, however you can use it to restore your Mac or install a new macOS.
This loads the boot manager and you can see all drives attached to the Mac. The Time Machine should display as an external drive. Select it and the Mac will build a macOS Utilities page that will have Disk Utility to initialise a new drive or erase a current drive and install a new macOS. We have recommended Diskmaker X in the past but the method we outline here is the recommended method from Apple. If you have already downloaded and upgraded, you will need to download the MacOS again Apple deletes installer once it has been used.
For best results use a USB 3. You can use an external hard drive note: any data on the drive will be lost as it gets formatted. You can erase and rename. The MacOS creation method will reformat the drive, so it does not need to be any specific format type like Fat32 or Mac Journaled. What is important is the name of the drive, as it is used in the code below. We are going to use the command line app called Terminal to create the MacOS drive.
Don't worry if you have never used it, it is very easy, not that scary. Open Terminal, it is found in the Utilities folder in Applications. Paste the code you copied into Terminal and hit enter. It will ask for your system password usually the one you log on with at start up.
Type Y and return when it asks if you want to erase this drive. When it is finished creating it will display "Copy complete". You can close Terminal. Select and hit return. You do not need to select a network. Go into Disk Utility, Erase and name. Proceed to install macOS. When you get your new SSD it is uninitialised. This means it can be used in a Mac or PC. It needs to be initialised before use. In the PC world they call this formatting the drive. In the Mac world it is called Erase and it is a function of Disk Utilities Disk Utility is a tool included in many places.
It is found in the Utilities directory in Applications. It is included in any macOS install app. It is also a part of the Internet Recovery boot up. There are many reasons why you would want to erase a drive, this guide is focused on initialising a new SSD, however for readers who are looking at general information we have added the following warning The serial number you entered is not eligible under this program because either: - It's not in the affected serial number range.
If you have questions, please contact Apple. This is not a valid Apple Product serial number. Please re-enter the number one more time. If you still have problems, contact us. Your inch MacBook Pro will be examined prior to service to verify that it is eligible for this program and in working order. Prior to service, it's important to do a full back up of your data because your drive will be erased as part of the service process.
Since your computer will not be able to access the internet until after you do a restore, we recommend that you have another device, such as your iPhone, to view the Apple support article about restoring your data from backup. Note: Any files that were already corrupted prior to service, cannot be restored. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact Apple Support.
If your inch MacBook Pro has any damage which impairs our ability to service the drive, that issue will need to be resolved prior to service. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair. This worldwide Apple program doesn't extend the standard warranty coverage of the inch MacBook Pro. If you believe your inch MacBook Pro was affected by this issue, and you paid for service, you can contact Apple about a refund. The program covers affected MacBook Pro models for 3 years after the first retail sale of the unit.
Adding an SSD will make your Mac boot faster, copy files in the blink of an eye, and make the system more responsive when multitasking. The first step is to clone your Mac's hard drive onto the SSD. For this, you can use a utility such as Carbon Copy Cloner, but we're going to show you how to do it with Apple's own Disk Utility program.
Click on the SSD icon, and select the Partition tab. Under where it says Partition Layout, select "1 Partition. After that process has completed, select Repair Disk Permissions. Once that's done, select Verify Disk, then Repair Disk. Shutdown the Mac, and then restart it holding down the Option key. Select the option to boot into the Recovery Disk. Select the SSD as the destination disk. This process can take upwards of 30 minutes.
Copy your files from the original hard drive. After the OS has installed, the utility will ask you if you'd like to restore files from another disk. Select the original hard drive. Depending on how many files you have, this process could take some time, too. Remove the screws using the Phillips' screwdriver. Note: We recommend placing the screws in a small bowl or something to that effect so the screws don't go missing.
Your Mac Pro comes equipped with either feet or wheels. Send your part back to Apple If you order a replacement part from Apple, follow these steps to send back the original part:. Apple is not responsible for any damage during shipping if the package is not properly sealed or is delivered to the courier in poor condition.
Install and replace parts in your Mac Pro Learn about the many different parts you can replace and upgrade in your Mac Pro. Memory You can install up to 1. Power supply Learn how to replace the power supply. Feet and wheels Your Mac Pro comes equipped with either feet or wheels. Send your part back to Apple If you order a replacement part from Apple, follow these steps to send back the original part: Re-package your part in the packaging in which your original part came.
Tape the box closed. Make sure the return shipping label remains on the box. Find the name of the courier on the return shipping label. Get a receipt from the courier.
Use the 00 screwdriver to remove all the screws on the back. On my laptop there are 10 of them. Be sure to place them somewhere safe so they don't roll away into oblivion. These screws love oblivion. With the panel removed you can see the hard drive. It's being held in place by 4 more screws.
Remove those and you'll be able to lift up the hard drive and unplug it. Remove the four posts on the side of the hard drive with the T6 screwdriver. And that's it! Everything unscrewed and removed! Now let's put it back together again. NOTE: your computer may be slightly different.
If it is and you're afraid to go it alone, check out ifixit for more guides. Thank you for this article. I spent 8 hours of my Saturday wrestling with this. But to no avail. I have a MacBook Pro model. The disc hard drive failed a few weeks ago. So I bought a SSD. After trouble shooting error after error. I finally got to begin installation of new OS. From USB drive. It begins installation but continually fails to install.
Any ideas why? So close but so far! Please help. Reply 4 years ago. You should have all of you files safe on the new drive. You'll be copying every single file over. Oh my gosh, I checked "I Made It" and lost my super long helpful comment. Here's the short. It worked no problem I'm looking at buying a new MacBook Pro. Can I upgrade the hard drive on the newer models? Reply 5 years ago. Said it completely successfully but when i just plug in the SSD i get a long wait and a Folder with the question mark on it.
Most SSDs are formatted for windows if you buy them. It ran a few times with no problem. Now i keep getting the Folder with a question mark again. I saw that with a Samsung drive once. Can you use another interface cable? Don't have another cable, i was thinking it could be that. If it was incompatible why would it work sometimes. Actually i just remembered i did cuz SuperDuper only showed one drive until i ran the disk utility to make it show up on the list to copy to.
Thanks for the help! So I've set up an SSD in the optical bay. There are, with most MacBook Pros exclusive of the Retina display models only two modifications that you can make without voiding your Apple warranty or AppleCare extended warranty — upgrading the RAM and upgrading the drive in the hard drive bay. Many people come to the MacBook Pro forum asking about SSD upgrades, so this user tip is applicable to those, primarily, who have already made the decision to upgrade.
Because you may want to upgrade your Mac sometime in the future… although you'd likely be upgrading to a Retina model these days. But you may still want to use the SSD in an enclosure or in another machine. Now you may want to install a GB SSD and simply use it as a boot device and as a place to store your most frequently used applications. This is certainly the least expensive approach. There are numerous advantages to a larger drive, however. You can always store your hefty data on an external drive, of course, but for working projects I recommend using your fast internal SSD.
So decide, first, how much storage you can actually utilize before making any buying decisions. Decisions, decisions! Crucial also has two high-capacity SSDs - the older GB M and the recently released 1 Terabyte M, which sports faster speeds than the M series but is still available at a reasonable price. I would recommend any of these three drives, now, for those wanting the higher capacity. See a review of the M series here.
Beware, though, as it is primarily geared towards Windows users. Unfortunately, the majority of SSDs fall in the latter category. That, alone, may not be a showstopper for you in determining which brand of SSD to purchase, but it should at least give you pause. Before you begin your MacBook Pro surgery, here is a checklist of things you should have on hand:. There are two ways to go about getting the data from your old drive to your SSD.
The second is simply to install the SSD into your hard drive bay and your old hard drive into your enclosure and boot from the enclosure. No one way is better than the other. After the clone is complete, restart your computer whilst holding down the option key and select the SSD as the boot drive. Either method should work just fine. Now that you have your cloned SSD in your hard drive bay, you should be able to hold down the option key and boot from the SSD.
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Learn about the many different parts you can replace and upgrade in your Mac Pro. inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Solid-State Drive Service Program. Apple has determined that a limited number of GB and GB solid-state drives. Need to repair your mac? Make an appointment at an Apple Store or with an Apple Authorised Service Provider. Find out how much it will cost and how long it.